About the Area - On the Big Island of Hawaii

The gardens sit on the western slope of the Kohala Mountain , north
of Kawaihae in the North Kohala district on the Big Island . The Pacific ocean is less than a mile to the west. There is a 180 degree view of the ocean. The garden site has a gradual slope with deep rocky ravines, which gives Pua Mau Place its distinctive character.

With low rainfall and intense sun, this area is ideal for plant cultivation, provided there is adequate water. We have 2 wells on
the land and the gardens are on a drip irrigation system.

The area has stony soil of volcanic origin. We have an area for
the production of mulch, that is then applied to the garden.

Pua Mau Botanical Gardens is located off Highway 270 on Ala Kahua Drive (Kohala Estates) just north of Kawaihae. Turn at the 6 mile marker, 1/2 mile up the hill to the gate at a lava rock wall. (see map)

Self-guided tours are presently available with mulch covered avenues throughout the garden for your walking enjoyment. Umbrellas are provided for a shaded walk.

Visitor Hours: Every day of the year, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

As a Not-for-profit foundation 501(c)(3), a tax deductible donation will be requested upon entry to help develop and sustain the gardens for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Adults --$15
Kama'aina, Senior and Coupon discount --$13
Students --$5
Children under 10 free

We also offer various levels of membership. If you would like to know more, please contact us for the information.



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Pua Mau Place
Arboretum & Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 44555 ~ 10 ALA Kahua ~ Kawaihae, Hawaii 96743 USA
808 882-0888